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Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Ranked #41 of 157 Attractions in Kobe
3.5 of 5 stars 516 Reviews
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This is essentially an area for food although I would hesitate to say that it is very Chinese. We did end up eating in one of the restaurants and the food tasted great. Walking down the street was a very interesting experience.

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Singapore
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183 reviews 183 reviews
80 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A Chinese street where you can find a lot of the Chinese cuisines but with some Japanese building. A good walk n may be shop(I din really have time shop). They sell Kobe beef too and the price is quite reasonable which my friend doubt is it the real stuff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was a amazing experience when I walk on the street where u can feel like in china or hing kong. Strongly advice to visit here.

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Kobe, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

From outward appearance, this little street and square appears authentically Chinese, but after closer inspection tourists will find that the food in restaurants are far removed from the original Chinese dishes and the staff in shops and restaurants rarely speak any Chinese. Products sold however, are from China with a hefty Japanese price tag.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice place to shop and a place to eat. One tip though, if you have tried the Kobe beef, do 'not' try the Chinese style of Kobe beef. Not recommended. Maybe a matter of personal taste, but I prefer the Japanese style Kobe beef. Ate at a Chinese restaurant there once for a change. But when in Japan, savor their... More 

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Greater Manchester, UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Anyone visiting Kobe needs to visit The Chinatown which is amongst the best decked out in the whole of japan, according to sources at Wikipedia. And while it isn't as widespread as it's Yokohama equivalent it's by far the most cosy and communal feeling, as traders bark from their stalls for your attention, serving up piping hot dim sum and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been to many Chinatowns in different countries, and the one in Kobe is one of the prettiest. It is situated in the very center of the city, is very compact, picturesque, and friendly. You can taste a variety of Chinese home-made food there and, importantly, feel and see similarities and differences between the two East Asian cultures - Japanese... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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197 reviews 197 reviews
117 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided to head to Chinatown in Kobe for dinner after our day of travelling around the sights of Kobe. This Chinatown is not very big but we still enjoyed the walk down the street looking at the shops and trying to decided which one we would eat at. told him I did not have any he asked "why not?"... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is not your typical Chinatown. The street was quite clean with lots of restaurants and vendors selling the same thing along the street. I thought it was expensive for a meal here.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A very small Chinatown. Quite typical and traditional and selling also the same things like the bun and dumplings.

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